Bradford Police Museum Volunteer - General

The Bradford Police Museum is recruiting! We are looking to recruit motivated people to join our friendly team of volunteers.

We are offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities for individuals with an interest in history or customer service, who want to make a difference and contribute to the heritage of the city. All volunteers receive training in their chosen roles.

The museum needs volunteers to help during our regular public opening times, as well as helping out with private pre-arranged guided museum tours, the legendary ghost tours and our expanding schools’ visits. Please see below for an example of some of the roles available.

Front of House

Greeting visitors, working on the reception desk and selling merchandise from our shop to visitors are key roles ensuring our visitors get the best from their time in the museum. If you have a pleasant customer focus and are willing to operate the till with cash or card payments this could be the role for you.

Tour Guides

Visitors are treated to the museum’s highly rated guided tour of the museum’s Victorian cells and courtroom. The museum’s tour guides accompany groups of up to 6 visitors and explain the history and context of the cells and courtroom bringing the past events to life.

Social Media, Marketing and PR

The Museum is in need of a volunteer to look after it's Facebook page, website content and newsletter.

Curatorial Team

The Curatorial Team is fully hands-on, responsible for cataloguing, caring and conserving our extensive collection. The museum uses industry standard software to catalogue artefacts. Training is provided. A number of former team members have successfully used their experiences to gain employment in the museum and heritage sector.

Historic Vehicle Fleet

Due to lack of storage space most of our collection is stored off-site and is driven to events. The fleet is undergoing a refurbishment programme as and when funds are available. To help with this the museum is looking for people with a knowledge of maintaining and driving classic cars and older motorbikes.


A co-operative approach to working with other volunteers and staff as part of a team is essential for all of our roles.

Desirable Skills and / or interests (not all are required; there are multiple roles)

Research skills

Community Outreach / Engagement

Schools / Education

Marketing / Communications / Social Media


Admin / Clerical

Shop Counter skills

Public Speaking

Computer Skills


Form Filling

Vehicle Maintenance


  • Accessibility
    There is step free access to museum. There is no disabled toilet.
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
    For some roles
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Morning No No Yes No Yes Yes No
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Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Subject to successful application, interview and reference checks, volunteers can start as soon as possible.


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